Vibrant Birds Spread Their Wings in Murals That Engulf the Sides of Buildings

Bird Mural Art by Fio Silva

Even when it's cloudy, residents of Buenos Aires can find a piece of the blue sky in Fio Silva‘s colorful murals. The Argentian artist decorates building facades with exquisite depictions of birds soaring through windy skies and leafy foliage. “I have always liked painting organic and moving figures,” Silva tells My Modern Met. “They represent a search for meaning that I was experiencing.”

Silva enjoys painting portraits of birds because they are “so free,” and she conveys the unencumbered movements of these winged creatures through bold linework and an array of vibrant blue and green hues. Additionally, wherever the birds spread their wings, Silva adds loose leaves and flower petals that have been stirred up by the active motions.

“Although I also paint canvases and create digital illustrations, I find a lot of value in [murals] because I get to paint in a public space and share the process,” Silva adds. She intends to create more murals in Argentina in the upcoming months before traveling to Paris for an exhibition of canvas paintings in October 2021.

Scroll down to see more mural art by Silva, and follow the artist on Instagram to keep up to date with her latest projects.

Buenos Aires-based artist Fio Silva paints building façade with colorful images of flying birds.

Bird Murals by Fio Silva

Fio Silva: Facebook | Instagram

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Fio Silva.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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